(featuring : Double-Bassist, Georg Hortnagel ; Violist, Gunter Lemmen ; and Harpist, Helga Storck ; backed by The Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jorg Faerber)
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf's (1739-99) creative achievements were regarded as deserving of extraordinary rewards, from supreme worldly and ecclesiastical authorities, during the composer's own lifetime, even though his name has sadly, almost totally faded into obscurity outside of the city of Vienna, compared to the world-famous names of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Haydn.
Dittersdorf shares this fate, however, with several other talented, Viennese composers of the Late 18C, such as : Antonio Salieri (- also an influential court conductor -) ; Leopold Hoffmann (- another part-conductor, whose compositions were detested by Haydn -) ; and, Johann Baptist Wanhal (whose reputation spread even to Late 18C England) ...
On this album, three von Dittersdorf works are performed : The Concerto for Double-Bass & Orchestra ; The Sinfonia Concertante for Double-Bass, Viola & Orchestra ; and, The Concerto for Harp & Orchestra.
Side One :-
1) Concerto for Double-Bass & Orchestra in E major : i) Allegro moderato ii) Adagio iii) Allegro
2) Sinfonia Concertante for Double-Bass, Viola & Orchestra (beginning) : i) Allegro ii) Andantino.
Side Two :-
1) Sinfonia Concertante ... (conclusion) : iii) Menuetto iv) Allegro ma non troppo
2) Concerto for Harp & Orchestra : i) Allegro molto ii) Larghetto iii) Rondo (Allegretto).
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX/VG.